Just finished my first from scratch build! I needed a new daily driver, something that could handle some light gaming and some design software I'll be using next semester. Came in right at my budget of $700 with some recycled peripherals. Had an Amazon gift card so ordered most from there.
Build notes: Everything went well. I did my best on cable mgmt, the case connectors were the biggest PITA.
Component notes: the fan speed controller on the case is a toy. I don't know what I was expecting, but what I got was a joke. The power supply I got wasn't listed, its an OCZ 550W ZT series. Fully modular for $50.
I'd appreciate some tips on the cable management and in general, thanks! Sorry about the ****** pictures.
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$109.99|
|CPU Cooler||Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing||$17.99|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+||$79.99|
|Memory||Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$64.99|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.99|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition||$139.98|
|Case||Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower||$54.99|
|Power Supply||OCZ 500W ATX12V / EPS12V||$49.50||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$107.99|
|Case Fan||Thermaltake AF0030 70.2 CFM 120mm||$7.99|
|Date Published||March 28, 2014|